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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 November 2006, 18:35 GMT
Father charged over child deaths
Caitlin and Aidan Samuel
Brother and sister Caitlin and Aidan Samuel died from asphyxiation
The father of a brother and sister found dead at their home, has been charged with murder, police have said.

North Wales Police have confirmed that 35-year-old Perry Samuel is due to appear before Prestatyn magistrates on Thursday morning.

Caitlin Samuel, five, and three-year-old Aidan were found in the bath at a house in Bodelwyddan, near Rhyl, at around 2300 GMT on Sunday.

They were discovered by two female police officers after a 999 call.

Mr Samuel was arrested at the scene.

Post mortem examinations showed the two children died from asphyxiation.

A statement from North Wales Police read: "Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths of the two children, and police would like to stress that this was an isolated incident which has horrified the community.

"North Wales Police will continue to maintain a presence in Bodelwyddan to provide reassurance to the local residents .

"Family liaison officers will continue to work with Sarah and both her extended families through this traumatic period. They will also work closely with the LEA at the school where both Caitlin and Aidan were pupils."

Both children were pupils at Ysgol y Faenol school in Bodelwyddan.

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